A Review of Vox Day's New Book SJWs Always Lie

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"In a world that is really upside down, the true is the moment of the false." - Guy Debord, Society of the Spectacle

Also, it has two chapter fives.

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Matt Marshall 2 years, 1 month ago

Did you forget to paste the review in, or are you doing a thing?

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iWill 2 years, 1 month ago

I think he's doing a thing. After all, just how many words do you think Vox Day's worth?

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camestrosfelapton 2 years, 1 month ago

:)

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Chris 2 years, 1 month ago

It's in case you drop a chapter five on the floor. You'll have a spare one to use.

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The Dapper Anarchist 2 years, 1 month ago

... How Discordian.

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camestrosfelapton 2 years, 1 month ago

Well this sequence works : https://oeis.org/A123731

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John Toon 2 years, 1 month ago

Hugo Award nominated editor Vox Day at the top of his game there.

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Cdog Zilla 2 years, 1 month ago

When one 'Chapter Five' just isn't enough.

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Diane Alexander 2 years, 1 month ago

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Diane Alexander 2 years, 1 month ago

Beale seems to be busy stuffing ballots as usual as FOURTEEN five star reviews were submitted for the work on a single day: http://www.amazon.com/SJWs-Always-Lie-Taking-Thought-ebook/product-reviews/B014GMBUR4/ref=cm_cr_dp_see_all_btm?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending

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Scott 2 years, 1 month ago

Buy one chapter five, get another one free.

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Philip Sandifer 2 years, 1 month ago

It was originally just going to be the Debord quote.

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Philip Sandifer 2 years, 1 month ago

But what do you do if you really wanted a Chapter 4?

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Philip Sandifer 2 years, 1 month ago

There's at least one commenter on Vox's blog who admits to having given it a review before reading it.

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Gene 2 years, 1 month ago

Perhaps he's making a stab at ergodic literature. We're supposed to read the book with the first chapter five, then again with the second, and develop the potential oppositions between the two readings.

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SF Reviewsnet 2 years, 1 month ago

Doesn't matter. Of course he'll send his blog groupies to Amazon to fawn over the book. Most thinking readers know Amazon reviews aren't to be taken seriously, generally.

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timber-munki 2 years, 1 month ago

So, were you sent a review copy or did you purchase it yourself?

Don't think an answer either way is going to bias your fine Shark Sandwich-esque level of economy, and I'm not judging you if you did buy it, but I'm more intrigued with Day's world view if he sent you a copy.

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Philip Sandifer 2 years, 1 month ago

He didn't send me a copy, nor did I give him any money.

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John Toon 2 years, 1 month ago

I think "ergotic literature" would be nearer the truth.

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TheWatersOfMars 2 years, 1 month ago

Personally, I LOVED Phil's new book on the Capaldi era. Especially his essay on why Into the Dalek is a metaphor for Vox Day (poor Rusty!). I mean, no, I haven't read it yet, mostly because he hasn't written it. But I'm prepared to rate it 5/5 stars on Amazon!

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Jarl 2 years, 1 month ago

You joke, but I really have read erotic literature with multiple chapters of the same numbering. Amateur editing at its finest.

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John Toon 2 years, 1 month ago

Dude, "ergotic". As in, hallucinatory material derived from fungus. I don't think there's any circumstance under which I could consider Vox Day's writing erotic. I'm not a masochist.

I'd also just like to note for the record that the failure to adequately copy-edit the contents page of his own self-published magnum opus must surely be the final damning evidence against any suggestion that Vox Day is some kind of mastermind.

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Daru 2 years, 1 month ago

"I'd also just like to note for the record that the failure to adequately copy-edit the contents page of his own self-published magnum opus must surely be the final damning evidence against any suggestion that Vox Day is some kind of mastermind."

Bang on. It's a novice's mistake.

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Aylwin 2 years, 1 month ago

Yeah, but we've all done it.

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Jarl 2 years, 1 month ago

I was continuing the procedure of decaying the word "ergodic" that you started.

That said, having read a staggering amount of erotic literature, I'm almost positive it's of generally better quality than Vox Day's output.

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HarlequiNQB 2 years, 1 month ago

I've always found chapter 5's more absorbent. Chapter 4's are always like that slightly shiny paper they used to have in school bathrooms. Useful to have more chapter 5's then; very thoughtful of him.

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John Toon 2 years, 1 month ago

"Yeah, but we've all done it."

Yeah, but most of us haven't spent months beforehand telling anyone who'll listen what a fucking stealthy ninja master we are. That's what makes the pratfall so delicious.

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Asher Jacobson 2 years, 1 month ago

Out of curiosity, Phil, do you have a truth criterion?

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